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Cottonwood Lake

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Length


4.1 Miles 6.6 Kilometers


2,077' 633 m

Ascent

-8' -2 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

8,858' 2,700 m

High

6,784' 2,068 m

Low

Shared By samh Haraldson

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A one-way, five mile hike perfect for an entire day or an overnight backpack.

samh Haraldson

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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From the Cottonwood Creek trailhead, follow the creek up and into the Crazy Mountains to Cottonwood Lake. Soon enough you'll find yourself within the steep and craggy walls of this untapped range. From the lake, options for scrambling into the alpine, fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching are all at your fingertips.

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The starting place for this hike is slightly off. The hike should start at the parking area - rather than at the junction of cottonwood/trespass creek trail. Overall length is about 5.05 miles vs the 4.1 you have listed! Jul 6, 2015

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